According to the rumors, one of the features we can look forward to with Apple’s upcoming AR headset is how it will work independent of the iPhone and Mac computer. This is versus other headsets that we’ve seen in the past that typically require users to either tether their phone to the headset or connect the headset to a computer.
This usually means that it can be limited in movement and functionality, but Apple’s rumored headset will apparently work by itself. Now according to additional details from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that the headset will also be able to support hand gestures for control and also be able to detect objects.
An example of how this could work is that the headset will be able to project an image of a balloon in the user’s hand where a closed fist would suggest that the user is holding onto the virtual string of the balloon, and opening their hand would let the balloon go. In order to achieve this, Apple will apparently include four 3D sensors that are of high quality compared to the sensors found in the iPhone.
Kuo believes that the inclusion of these features could potentially be the key to success of the headset, where intuitive operations of the headset will make it more natural for users to use. Apple’s first headset is expected to debut in 2022 and earlier rumors have claimed that it will not come cheap.